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Louisiana, Illinois Enact Juvenile Justice Reform Laws

Lawmakers in the two states approved several juvenile justice reform bills that are consistent with the goals of the Foundation’s Models for Change reform initiative. Read More

Wachovia Wells Fargo Next Awards for Opportunity Finance Announce 2010 Finalists

Four leading community development financial institutions are competing for $8.25 million. Read More
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How Kids Seek and Gauge Reliability of Online Information

How well do children navigate the ocean of information that is available online? The enormous variety of Web-based resources represents both opportunities and challenges for Internet-savvy kids. Read More

Report Examines Behavioral Health Needs in the Illinois Juvenile Justice System

A new report by Illinois Models for Change outlines the challenges and makes recommendations to improve behavioral health services for youth in the state's juvenile justice facilities. Read More

National Town Meetings on Our Fiscal Future

3,500 Americans gathered together at 57 sites across the country to deliberate about our nation's fiscal future. Read More

MacArthur President Robert Gallucci Introduces America's Fiscal Future: Making Difficult Choices

As a nation, we have been over-spending, over-promising, and over-borrowing. Our panelists will go into the details of how this came to be, and what the implications are for the United States. Read More

Education: Reform or Transformation?

An article about the Aspen Institute Festival of Ideas features Education Director Connie Yowell, who comments on how the educational system should change to accommodate new ways of learning. Read More

School Uses Video Games To Teach Thinking Skills

All Things Considered takes a closer look at New York City's Quest to Learn, the nation's first public school based on principles of game design. Read More

"Global Migration: A World Ever More on the Move"

An overview of global migration suggests immigration challenges in the U.S. today are bigger and farther-reaching than ever before. Demetri Papademetriou, a co-founder of grantee the Migration Policy Institute, is quoted. Read More

Americans Come Together to Send Strong Message to Congress about Fiscal Future

Thousands of Americans across 60 cities participated in a MacArthur-supported discussion on America’s fiscal future called AmericaSpeaks. Read More

Survey Offers Washington Influencers' Views on the National Debt

Policy and opinion leaders in Washington, D.C., are concerned about the national debt but fear that politics will get in the way of finding solutions, according to a new survey by Public Agenda. Read More